Photography conferences like WPPI are a great place to check out some of the latest and greatest in the photography world — including with the tech you use to evolve your business. Several newer companies showcased their products at this year's expo, and there were three that really drew me in: Joy: Photo Albums for the Modern Age Imagine combining a tablet with a photo album, and you have Joy. Instead of printing albums, Joy offers a well-designed custom photo album solution for your clients. Perfect for wedding photography clients, I was … [Read more...] about From the WPPI Floor: Fresh Tech Ideas for Photographers
I apologize in advance for this lengthy post. It may be too ethereal for some of you. But when I get the urge to write these sorts of posts, I've learned to just go ahead and let it rip. I usually get feedback later on that someone has been helped and that is always my goal. I've been studying (almost from the standpoint of an anthropologist) why photographers fail. Why? Because I've dedicated the last 15 years of my life to helping photographers improve. But there are some who just can't make the cut. And I wanted to know why. While I am not … [Read more...] about Why Do Photographers Fail?
Recently, several people and events in my life have caused me to really think hard about my photographic career. This is a tough post for me to write because it requires me to expose a side of myself I rarely show to anyone. Let's start at the beginning. I'm an old war horse. I've seen it all and done it all and sometimes it's easy to get cynical. But then, sometimes a little magic happens and I keep going forward. Usually the magic comes in the form of a big trip like my grizzly bear shoot last August off the Katmai Coast in Alaska. … [Read more...] about The Joy of Photography